STORIES OF THE WEEK
Pixean
May 17, 2019
Photography is a creative art form that is based on the game of lights as the name itself suggests. Playing around with different sources of lights defines photography to a large extent. But this is what we are going to divert away from. Can we focus on photography without the lights? Playing around with shadows can also fetch you fantastic results. It will demand a lot of creativity. When you are working with shadows, you are actually exploring the anti-light theory and literally the darker sid...
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Pixean
May 9, 2019
Jewelry Photography is a very challenging genre in photography. Due to the small size of products, their reflective nature makes it challenging and difficult to shoot. To save yourself from disaster and embarrassment, all you have to do is plan your shoot and take a few precautions.Here are ten common mistakes to avoid when photographing jewelry.1.       Unprepared productsWith unprepared products I mean, Products are not ready for the shoot. Just imagine a model coming for a photo shoot and is ...
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Pixean
Apr 26, 2019
Whenever we think of sharp images, we focus on the camera and the lens. The prices of the camera body and the lenses start playing in and around our minds. The general thought is that the costlier the camera gear the better the quality of images. What we fail to notice is that even basic camera gear can produce sharp images. The sharpness and quality of the images don’t entirely lie in the hands of your camera body or lens. Stability is a critical aspect of image sharpness and hence a tripod or ...
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Pixean
Apr 24, 2019
And thus began my odyssey with Bhutan. A long pending destination to be ticked off the bucket list. As the aircraft accelerated for take-off, I was exhilarated.  The yearning to be lost into the unknown was finally a reality. Next few days would be pure bliss... After all, I was going to the land of Happiness!!A good three hours flight and I was at the Bagdogra airport waiting for Shruti, my travel partner. After a little haggling with the cab drivers to drop us off at Phuentsholing, we finally ...
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Pixean
Apr 12, 2019
Not for nothing is photography called a creative art form. It does let you run wild at times. This is a photographic technique in which you move a hand held light source as if to draw something in space while taking a long exposure shot. This is presently used in scientific as well as commercial purposes. Imagine a beautiful night sky with millions of stars embedded on it. I set my camera on a tripod and click a nice photograph of the same. Now, think of the antithesis! Instead of making the sky...
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Pixean
Apr 5, 2019
The combination of magic and a creative art form can be really enthralling. Photography is a creative art form and light painting can be the magic you can introduce into the images. So what actually is light painting? It is nothing but a type of long exposure photography in which the light source is used to paint patterns while the camera shutter remains open. With the camera operating on slow shutter speed, you need to use the light source to make the painting in front of the camera lens. This ...
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Pixean
Mar 29, 2019
A crystal ball seems mythical and magical, even now! It somehow takes us back to the glorious fairytale days of our pasts. The crystal ball has started to make its mark in the world of photography and how! Whenever the creativity in photography seems to get close to any point of saturation, new magic creeps up. A crystal ball is one such magic. Let us take a look at the following tips on how to use the crystal ball to the maximum potential…                               Image courtesy: Amazon.co...
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Pixean
Mar 22, 2019
We have read about crystal balls in fairytales. We have seen characters peeking into the future with the help of these mystic objects. Gone are those days for sure or are they? Jumping back to reality, we suddenly have crystal balls in use. Crystal ball photography is a highly creative genre of photography wherein we enhance our images with the help of a crystal ball in the foreground. Obviously, they don’t let us see the future but they don’t seem any less magical though. Landscape photography ...
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Pixean
Mar 20, 2019
Every photographer has a few best practices or rules which they follow religiously on every shoot to avoid disaster. Today I am going to share my best practices which can save you from getting into trouble. The purpose behind sharing these tips is to keep a backup plan ready before you realize you are in deep trouble. Prevention is better than cure.SourceCreate folders in camera for every new shoot.There’s an inbuilt option in almost every camera to create a folder. So whatever photos you shoot ...
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Pixean
Mar 15, 2019
Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar once quoted “We eat with our eyes and first impressions are everlasting”.  He was spot on with that as I am often impressed with the colorful presentation of the cuisines, be it at restaurants or the food magazines and cookbooks in the advertising industry. Yes, the visual appeal has become a very important factor of the Food industry which brings me to pen my tips on Food Photography.  Food photography isn't just randomly clicking a whats-on-my-plate picture intended...
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Pixean
Mar 1, 2019
“Let's plan something for the upcoming holidays” or “I love to travel” Sounds familiar. Right? Considering the pictures posted on social media these days, Travel has become a hot topic and Travel Photography a most-sought-after option.  Traveling the world, capturing a beautiful location, its people, different cultures and customs seem very exciting. Almost like a dream job!! But then nothing comes easy J.  You need to sacrifice a lot of time and put in a great amount of hard work for that. None...
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Pixean
Feb 22, 2019
Everybody enjoys and appreciates a beautiful sunset and regardless of how cliché it may sound, no photo collection is complete without sunrise or a sunset picture. But have you ever wondered, “Why my sunset photos don’t look like the way I saw it?”  Taking beautiful sunset pictures can sometimes be challenging.  However, if you keep a few tips in mind, capturing the last rays of the day and the golden light can be a very satisfying experience.  Let me guide you through this: ** Image courtesy Pi...
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